Lavinia has a Master’s degree in Cultural Management and is a University graduate in Tourism Economy. She also has a degree in photography and experience as a copywriter, developing targeted texts connected to various domains, including traveling (check out her travel blog) and design. Find more about Lavinia on our about us page.

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Twin Homes: HHGO Garden Residence in Germany

Designed by architects: Jens Casper & Sören Hanft…, project HHGO- Garden Residence is located in Oldenburg, Germany. With a surface of 350 square meters (3767.3 square feet), this house is composed of two separate living areas joined by an enchanting garden level. Each of the two buildings has a separate entrance and houses the bedrooms, home offices and baths

Ingenious Sci-Fi Inspired Reveal/Conceal Wall Faucet

This incredible looking wall faucet comes from designer Andrew Tang-Smith… and the idea is said to have been spotted in the popular Star-Trek movie series. Even though it has a futuristic feel, this faucet is as real as it gets. “Reveal/Conceal” is a wall embedded device with a multiple functionality. The sci-fi inspired project has a tiny led that acts

Stunning Oakland Residence with Dramatic Views of San Francisco Bay

Here is an impressive contemporary home from Kanner Architects…. Oakland House from California is a stunning project of notable size and dramatic vistas. Located in the hills of Oakland, this building manages to reign over and capture incredible landscapes of the San Francisco bay. Here is some insight from the architects: “The predominantly south-southwest orientation required deep overhangs to

Modern Approach to Classic Comfort : Doda Chair

Doda Chair was designed by Ferruccio Laviani for Molteni & C… and is a modern interpretation of the classic French bergère. You are looking at a very inviting armchair that can be easily recognized due to its unique shape. Straight lines are combined with interesting curves to create a “sliding” design, one that is able to offer its user a

Interview: When Design Meets Architecture with Carolyn Trevor

Today’s interview is special because we decided to take a step forward and challenge architects to answer our questions as well. Carolyn Trevor… established her studio in London, in 1997 and currently collaborates with 20 architects and interior designers. In this interview you will find out about the ups and downs of being an architect while also going through an

Inspiring Contemporary Home in Venice Beach, California

Located in Venice Beach, California, this inspiring contemporary home comes from architect Lewin Wertheimer… and combines modern living with quality design. Here is a general description from the architect: “The house was stylistically conceived as a hybrid of early modernism, influenced by architects such as Rudolph Schindler, and contemporary Japanese, Mediterranean and Californian architecture. These styles respond to the climate

Crazy Overgrown Household Items from Robert Therrien

Robert Therrien… is a creative American artist with an impressive and unusual design portfolio. But it wasn’t until Robert created these truly unique overgrown household items that he became famous and was overwhelmed with media attention. And we can definitely understand why this occurred. Inspired by childhood fairy-tales, the “Larger than life” collection includes giant versions of common furniture elements

Diverse and Inspiring Family Home in San Diego

“Casa Familia” is an impressive residential project from Kevin deFreitas Architects… located in San Diego, USA. Its total building area is 3,460 square feet, which makes it “roomy” enough for the six persons living inside. The purpose was to build a home that was green and efficient, meaning that all efforts were guided towards integrating low energy consuming systems that

Simple But Enchanting Work Studio in Colombia

Designed by Manuel Villa…, this apparently simple and austere home is located in Villa de Leyva, Colombia. Stretching over an area of 112 square meters, the project was meant to house a working studio. Remote and compact, this building is perfectly integrated in its environment and ensures the amount of tranquility needed by the artists inside. The small construction

Interview : Diversity in Design with Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere

Paolo Lucidi and Luca Pevere… started signing their design projects together in 2003. They both graduated at the Politecnico di Milano in Industrial Design and had impressive collaborations throughout the years. As we were eagerly waiting to see who would accept our challenge and answer the 15 questions for our Freshome Interview, we were pleasantly surprised to receive a “double”

Stylish Floor Lamp with Interesting Lighting Effects

It has been a while since we featured a lighting project on Freshome. Today we would like to present this stylish floor lamp from the “Tree Series” by Spanish company Dab…. Designed by Werner Aisslinger, the lamp has an interesting “sliced” aspect, which happens to be a distinctive and appealing product feature. At the same time, it allows light

Diverse Design and Architecture in Brasil : Juranda House

Juranda House comes from Apiacás Arquitetos… and is located in Vila Beatriz, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The residence has 150 square meters and is a fascinating display of comfort, traditional design and cost efficiency. The architects tried to keep the construction budget to a minimum and ensure a great indoor-outdoor connection by making the building as transparent as possible. You have

Impressive Tall and Narrow Home in Japan

Japan is known all throughout the world for its over crowded cities. This is why we were truly impressed to check out this ingenious crib which makes the most out of a very narrow site. The project comes from FujiwaraMuro Architects… and is located in a city called Showa-cho. Being given that the construction lot was very narrow, the architecture

Polyhedron Habitable, Relaxation and Ingenious Design

Polyhedron Habitable is a charming tiny relaxation space from Colombian architect Manuel Villa… located in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia. The owners of the home near by wanted a special miniature crib in their back yard where the parents and their small child could spend some time quietly. “Polyhedron Habitable” is meant to serve as a refuge and shelter,

CS House, Modern Design and Architecture in Portugal

Here is an interesting contemporary residence that caught our attention from Pitagoras Architects…. Located in Guimarães, Portugal, this modern project had to be integrated within its unleveled landscape and “defeat its accentuated slope”. The residence has three floors, but only two of them are above ground. A strong indoor outdoor connection was the main objective when planning this project

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